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Candidate Guide: Board of Directors Election

There are four available seats in this year’s Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® Board of Directors election. Three individuals will be elected to 3-year terms. The fourth individual will be elected to a 1-year term, completing the term of a resigned…

Solicitor’s Corner: New Federal Regulations Effecting Landlords and Borrowers with Federally Backed Mortgages

While most landlords were still required to make their monthly mortgage payments, tenants have been the beneficiary of multiple executive orders and regulations issued by Governor Wolf to curb the fallout from stay at home orders which prevented a landlord…

REALTOR® Safety: Are any of us doing enough?

Before a scheduled open house, an agent first does a walk-through of a vacant property to confirm everything is in order and to turn on all lights. Setting up shop near the front door, the female REALTOR® welcomes a man…
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Don’t Let House Keys Fall Into the Wrong Hands

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) offers a keybox system, known as Supra, to its membership. Supra has provided keyboxes to the real estate industry since 1955, bringing efficiency to real estate professionals and peace of mind to home sellers.…
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Graphics: Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate Showings

The initial drop in showing activity experienced throughout much of the country in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic has given way to modest signs of stabilization. With real estate reopen in Pennsylvania, the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® is…
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Fair Housing Case Study Focuses on Bethlehem Senior Housing Complex

United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced on June 26, 2020, that the United States has reached a settlement agreement to resolve allegations of disability discrimination filed in a civil lawsuit against Heritage Senior Living LLC, its owner, and former…
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New Lehigh Valley Guide Released as Real Estate Transactions Resume

By Colin McEvoy Real estate transactions have resumed in Pennsylvania, and residents and businesses seeking locations outside densely-populated urban areas due to the coronavirus pandemic may find the perfect alternative in Lehigh Valley. That’s why it’s the perfect time for…
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A Guide to Clutter Removal: How to Get Your Home Organized

Stuck in quarantine and contemplating clearing out the odds and ends piling up around your home? This task can be time consuming. It can also be painful to part with sentimental items. Luckily, there are a number of things you…
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Coronavirus Guide for REALTORS® in the Greater Lehigh Valley

This information is current and accurate as of 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020.In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® is providing the following guidance to help REALTORS® — and consumers — respond to…
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Professional Standards Case Study: Denial of Equal Professional Service

The Professional Standards department at the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® fields numerous inquiries from both Realtors® and the public, on a number of issues related to real estate professionalism, transactions, and disputes. Here is a Case Study related to Article 10…